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Topic: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Larry Gilpin
Location: huntington beach, ca
Date: 09/01/2012

I read Mariposa years ago and just listen to on Audible. Wonderful. One is left wondering what Nathaniel, Rebecca and "Jones" may gone on to next.
Any plans to continue their tale?

I have read most of your novels with great enjoyment. Thanks for the good work.

Larry Gilpin

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/17/2012

Thanks, Larry! No plans at the moment to continue MARIPOSA, but books do have their own life over time...

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Charles
Location: Florida
Date: 10/26/2012

Re:Mariposa--the future is now, Greg!

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/31/2012

Fascinating, Charles! Wonder how they're doing it? Wonder if I'd be allowed to live, knowing how they do it? And hope they don't test it on my computer until I've backed up my latest novel to a paper printout.

Best advice--live in a Faraday cage!

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Pear Lover
Date: 11/17/2012

Eh. I'm sure this wouldn'tve surprised Tesla.

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Mike Glosson
Location: Straded in Poway, CA
Date: 11/21/2012

The Scary thing is...I can barely remember anything from MARIPOSA. Just a bit about the AI...this realization hit me as I was reading HULL ZERO THREE after purchasing it at ComicFest 2012/01...and now I am not even sure where my signed copy fo MARIPOSA is...isn't that something more along the lines of what happened to people in it's prior novel? It was all that text about journals (again) in HULL that got me going about MARIPOSA and wonder...where'd that novel go in my head, while QUANTICO burns nova bright at times...it's somewhere in with the hardbacks, hiding with some Herbert no doubt. Must reread MARIPOSA...only barebook I haven't read more than once. A reread of HULL can wait a bit...that one kinda a spooked me along the lines of good olde PYSCHLONE, but in a different way...that was an almost Stephen Baxter view of Humanity...which I think you also achieved in Hardfought.
I'm stranded here in an empty building in an empty Poway which so feels like a City at the end of Time, complete event collapse...nobody here but me and my space heater as I wait for the clock to county down to 5 PM....but my fancy smancy clock is stuck at 4:27 PM all the time, and has been that way for months on end, all summer, most of the autumn.

SIRIUSLY...on the subject of continuing things...weren't you contemplating tweaking EON/ETERNITY to fit more of our current timeline, and perhaps at the extreme itnersect with the world of CITY? My only point of contention on that is that we swerved out of the possible future of EON when Challenger Exploded after take off, derailing the US/USSR Space race...leaving the Russians kings of manned space...but not doing much with it.

Something's creeping around outside in this darkening Poway, time to secure this empty building and release the hounds...

Your Reader....Mike Glosson

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/01/2013

Tesla who? (snicker)

Re: Mariposa - does it continue?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/01/2013

Hello, Michael! Sorry to be late in getting to these messages--writing books and such gets in the way too often. I have given thought to updating EON, and have even started the process, but it may take a while to get around to it...

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